Property Manager role responsible for clergy houses and the Glebe property portfolio of mainly agricultural land. Also involved in helping the Diocese to work towards Carbon Net Zero. An interesting and varied part-time role for somebody with extensive experience of housing or property management working a small, experienced team in a faith-based environment. To apply send a CV and covering letter as outlined in the documentation which can be downloaded here.
With a portfolio of clergy houses spread across the city and county along with a range of agricultural land and other investment property, the Diocese of Leicester has a role for an experienced Property Manager who can deliver quality on a tight budget. The Property Manager will also be involved in the delivery at diocesan level of the Church of England’s ambitious net zero carbon target.
Possessing property management experience, along with project management and commercial skills, you will lead a team delivering services to a high standard and making the best use of diocesan assets. You’ll also be very aware of the people side of property, taking care to ensure that clergy housing is helping our ministers to fulfil their calling to serve their local communities. And you’ll be comfortable working to targets and deadlines, but also operating in a faith environment.
If this is you, then we would love to hear from you about this exciting part-time role working for the Church of England in Leicester and Leicestershire.
The Property Manager heads up the Property Team which is part of the staff of Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance, working mainly from the offices at St Martins House in central Leicester.
The main role of the Property Team is to provide clergy and their families with suitable accommodation, and to assist them with the management of their homes. As far as possible, the team strives to relieve clergy of domestic concerns in order that they may focus upon their pastoral responsibilities. This involves maintaining a portfolio of houses and on occasions supplementing this stock with property rentals. Houses which are temporarily vacant may be rented out to ensure an income and, if not, need to be overseen through liaison with local church officers. Houses are bought and sold as needs change over time.
The team is also involved in management of a mainly agricultural portfolio of property known as the Glebe, which is held for investment purposes. Much of this work involves liaising with the diocesan land agent who oversees the Glebe portfolio.
The team also processes Council Tax payments on behalf of clergy, is involved in legal changes to ministry arrangements (eg changing parish boundaries) known as pastoral reorganization, and responds to queries from parishes about property matters.
Recently the Church of England has committed to reaching Carbon Net Zero by 2030. The Property Manager will contribute to the work needed to help the Diocese to achieve this and oversee the implementation of this in respect to clergy houses.
In addition to the Property Manager, the team comprises the Clergy Housing Officer and Property Officer who are both very experienced in role. The Property Manager reports to the Director of Finance who also oversees the Finance Team.